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10 things to do today: snap up a photography exhibition, see new film Autobahn and more

Your daily guide to community and cultural activities across the Emirates for March 25, 2017, including performances, festivals, art exhibitions, film screenings, health and fitness events, talks, classes, workshops and family fun. Ellen Fortini rounds up 10 things to do today in the UAE.

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Dubai

Art exhibition

Capturing the Unexpec­ted: The Dystopia of Modernity is a photography exhibition by Latvian artist Magda Jentgen, who showcases her works in three acts – the present, the near future and the distant future. The works look at the destructive effects of technology and social media. Pictured: An untitled image from Act 2, Ghost Town

Until tomorrow, Rotunda Gallery, Building A, School of Architecture, Art and Design, American University in Dubai, Dubai, www.aud.edu

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Nationwide

New movie

In the film Autobahn, Casey Stein (Nicholas Hoult) is an American living in Cologne, who returns to his former job as a drug runner for Geran (Ben Kingsley), to pay the medical expenses of his girlfriend Juliette (Felicity Jones). But the plan to pull of a drug theft from evil kingpin Hagen Kahl (Anthony Hopkins), turns into a race against time to save Juliette’s life. Action, also starring Marwan Kenzari, Clemens Schick and Aleksandar Jovanovic.

Screening in cinemas across the UAE. (18+)

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Abu Dhabi

Art exhibition

Flamboyant Impressions by German photographer Andreas Denstorf has been extended until May. See this exhibition of Platux photo art, which is based on multidimensional images that include separations, reflections, overlays and colours. Pictured: Leaning Tower of Pisa

Daily until May 13, 12.30pm to 7pm, Mezzaluna restaurant, Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi, 050 225 1783, www.swissartgateuae.com

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Abu Dhabi

Fitness event

The Color Run returns to the capital today. Take part in what is billed as “The Happiest 5K on the Planet” and features an island-style tropical paradise theme including scented powders, inflatable palm trees, bright colours and a rainbow beach with sand, beach chairs, dancing and activities – all in the name of fun and fitness.

Today, gates open at 7am, first runners set off at 8.30am, from Dh180, Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, www.thecolorrun.ae

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Dubai

Horse racing

Attend the Dubai World Cup, the annual running of the world’s richest day of horse racing, which is also one of the most exciting and fashionable events on the Dubai sporting calendar. After the race, Sia (Chandelier, Cheap Thrills) will perform.

Today, gates open at noon, post time 3.45pm, from Dh450 for Apron Views with concert access, Meydan Racecourse, Dubai, www.ticketmaster.ae

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Dubai

Street festival

The Dubai Marina Street Festival ends today with performances by street entertainers from around the world, including the acts The Charlie Chaplin Show, Copenhagen’s Golden Fairy, The Checkerboard Guy and The Flyin’ Hawaiian. Performances take place across nine venues along two kilometres of Dubai Marina Promenade.

Today, 3pm to 11pm, free, Dubai Marina Promenade, Dubai Marina, Dubai, www.dmstreetfest.com

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Dubai

Art exhibition

See Illuminated Space, an exhibition of abstract paintings by the artist Samia Halaby. The works are inspired by the contours of living organisms, such as soft edges of plant life, as well as the interplay of light in an urban environment. Pictured: Orange Kiss with Sky

Daily until June 17, 10am to 6pm, Sundays to Thursdays; noon to 6pm on Saturdays (closed Fridays), Ayyam Gallery, 11 Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, 04 323 6242, www.ayyamgallery.com

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Dubai

Kids’ camp

Register your children ages 3-13 for the Gulf Star Sports Spring Camps. The multi- activity camps promote fun while teaching skills, including sports, team games, arts and crafts, martial arts, performing arts and more.

March 26 to 30 and April 2 to 6, 9am to 2.30pm, Dh800 per week, Foremarke School, Jebel Ali Primary School, Arcadia Preparatory School, Clarion School, Repton School, Dovecote Green Primary School, Hartland International School, Dubai, 050 429 4860, [email protected]

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Al Ain

Cultural event

Attend Weekends at the Oasis as part of the Visit Al Ain series and enjoy workshops – including palm-frond painting and date palm rope-making – and activities such as film screenings and performances, plus a communal market with fresh produce, traditional crafts and artisanal products, as well as live cooking, food trucks, henna and more.

Today, 2pm to 10pm, West Plaza and West Gate, Al Ain Oasis, Al Ain, www.visitalain.ae

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Dubai

Fashion event

Attend season nine of Fashion Forward Dubai. This year’s edition includes catwalk shows presenting outfits by designers of Middle Eastern origin, d3 Fashion Talks and The Showcase, which is a curated space dedicated to accessories designers.

Today, 2pm to 3am, from Dh100 online; from Dh150 at the door, Dubai Design District, Dubai, www.fashionforward.ae

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